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Alberta’s labour movement wraps up final day of Convention 2019 united and motivated to build the Next Alberta together

Gil and Siobhan

Final Day included fantastic speeches from Stephanie Bloomingdale and Thevaki Thevaratnam, and the re-election of President Gil McGowan and Secretary Treasurer Siobhan Vipond

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Thevaki Thevaratnam delivers a grim warning from Ontario labour movement

Thevaki

Convention was pleased to welcome our friend Thevaki Thevaratnam, Director of Research and Education from the Ontario Federation of Labour.

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Stephanie Boomingdale brings powerful message of solidarity from Wisconsin

Stephanie

Convention was pleased to welcome Stephanie Bloomingdale, President of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.

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A jam-packed day three of convention calls on delegates to learn from our past as we look to the future, and to join the fight against intolerance

Day 3

Day three included a powerful speech from John Max Smith, greetings from Rachel Notley and Hassan Yussuff, and two fantastic panels.

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#abpoli: Panel Discusses Changing Political Environment in Alberta

#AB POLI Panel

Convention welcomed three prominent #abpoli media personalities to discuss politics in Alberta.

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Rachel Notley brings her fight for the working people of Alberta to AFL Convention

Rachel

Leader of the Alberta NDP reminds delegates that we are at our best when we have each other’s backs.

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Convention 2019 - Rise of Intolerance Panel

Rise of Intolerance

Experiences with and actions against intolerance.

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John Max Smith joins Convention 2019 to caution delegates to “not let my Dad’s past be our future”

John Max Smith

John shared the political and spiritual journey he took with his father for the past 10 years to promote the importance of the Welfare State to maintain our democracy.

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An energetic day two of AFL Convention talks economy, activism and getting down to work for a progressive future

A packed day of convention included a rousing morning speech from Jim Stanford, a panel that called on delegates to take the high road, and a convention statement of solidarity in support of students standing up for GSAs.

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Taking the High Road: Panel Discusses How Civil Society is Working Towards a Progressive Future

High Road

Convention was pleased to welcome a panel of civil society leaders to share the work of their organizations and their insights for the future.

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